Clarence L. Heck, 81, of Littleton Colo., passed away on September 10, 2001.
Funeral services were held on September 14, at the Horan and McConaty Funeral Home in Lakewood Colo., Interment was at Fort Logan National Cemetery.
Clarence was born on February 20, 1920, in Coleridge, Neb., to the union of Ida and Henry Heck. Clarence was one of five siblings which consisted of an older brother Harold, two sisters, Lucille and Hilda, and a younger brother Merlin.
He was united in marriage to Darie Hight Heck on February 6, 1941.
As a young man, Clarence was a milkman, a brakeman and electrician for the Union Pacific, served as a military policeman in World War II, and a farmer. Clarence retired from farming in 1978 and moved to Littleton, Colo. He continued to work after his "retirement" at various endeavors and family businesses. He was always there when people needed a helping hand. In his younger days in Glidden, he helped an elderly neighbor for years with his bed-ridden wife, to get her up in the morning and put her to bed at night. He was a talented man, as most farmers need to be to succeed. He was a mechanic, an accountant, a tax man, a carpenter, a plumber, an electrician, and veterinarian.
Clarence is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Harold, his son Allen and granddaughter Consuela.
He is survived by his wife, Darie, of Littleton, Colo., daughter, Arlette Hein, of Littleton, Colo., son Dean Heck, of Littleton, Colo., daughter Pam DeBeth, of Englewood, Colo., son, Kevin Heck, of Littleton Colo., 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.